St Francis church

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Booking to attend Sunday Mass

If you want to attend Sunday Mass, you must email by 6pm on Wednesday, stating how many places you would like. If space is available, you will receive the offer of a place by Thursday evening. You must reply to accept your places and confirm you are symptom free.

Anyone without email, can call 07901 166218 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Wednesday.

We need many volunteers to help us open safely. If you would be willing to help, please contact Clare Byrne.

Weekday Mass

Fr Kevin will say Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at 10am on weekdays (not Saturdays). Booking is not required. There are 12 seats in the chapel to maintain social distancing. Please use the hand sanitiser on entry and exit, scan the QR code to check in (there is an extra one on the chapel door) and wear a facemask throughout. After Mass, please use one of the tissues provided to wipe where you been.


The Franciscan will only be available electronically until further notice. It will be emailed to everyone who has an email address on the Parish Register.

Virtual Parish Gathering

The virtual parish gathering (Vurch) will continue through Zoom on Sundays at 11am.

  • Meeting ID: 700 601 109
  • Password:¬†StFrancis

For more information or to offer your help, please visit our Facebook Group or email

Our Parish

The Parish of St Francis of Assisi is a lively and active parish, serving the areas of Crosspool, Sandygate, Lodge Moor, Ranmoor, Nether Green and Fulwood.

It is part of Sheffield Deanery in the Diocese of Hallam and is twinned with the Parish of St William of York.

The Parish Priest is Father Kevin Thornton and the Parish Deacon is Stephen Parker. We have an active parish council and the current chair is Nick Neale.